To celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (8th March), Threadneedle Bar dedicates a selection of cocktails to five famous female figures.
From #MeToo to #TimesUp, women are speaking out louder than ever – so let’s raise a glass to the legendary individuals who influenced society and shaped history to get us to where we are today.
Ladies can enjoy these fabulous cocktails inspired by their heroines – from regal queens to style icons to women’s rights pioneers – for just £6 between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, Monday to Wednesday throughout March.
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Fashion designer Coco Chanel was known for her love of champagne, and proclaimed that red wine kept her young. She believed that women should be two things, classy and fabulous; just like this cocktail.
Tanqueray gin, Martini Rosso, Hennessy Fine de Cognac and apricot brandy topped up with rose Champagne.
SOME LIKE IT HOT!
In homage to one of Marilyn Monroe’s most famous films, the cinnamon notes of this cocktail will warm the palate. Cutting through the sweetness of the strawberries and blueberries is a double measure of vodka and a shot of lime juice. Like Marilyn, this cocktail is sugar, spice, and all things nice.
Ketel One vodka, cinnamon syrup, strawberry puree, lime juice, egg white and fresh blackberries.
THE PEARL OF CLEOPATRA
Legend has it that Marc Antony once bet Queen of the Nile Cleopatra that she couldn’t spend a small fortune on one meal. In a show of wealth and power, she proceeded to take out her pearl earring, dissolve it in a glass of vinegar, and drink it. Replacing the vinegar with gin and lemon with notes of rhubarb and lavender, this pearlescent drink is fit for a queen.
Pothecary gin, rhubarb liqueur, lavender syrup, blue curacao liqueur, lemon juice and soda water.
It’s 100 years since women gained the right to vote, which is largely thanks to legendary suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst. To mark this momentous point in history, we raise a toast to this incredible woman with a cocktail dedicated to her. Strong and sharp – this cocktail packs a punch, much like the woman who inspired it.
Silent Pool gin, grapefruit juice, lychee puree, lemon juice, sugar syrup, pinch of lavender and violet liqueur.
LET THEM EAT CAKE
It’s no secret that the last Queen of France Marie Antoinette was a lover of sweet things, and this indulgent cocktail would certainly have satisfied her sweet tooth.
Ketel One vodka, Mozart Dark chocolate liqueur, sugar syrup and Baileys foam top.